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What If You Stopped Eating?

What If You Stopped Eating?


Food is a favorite pastime for many
which is convenient because we needed to live but what would happen to you in
your body if you were to completely stop eating food right now in the first six
hours all is fairly normal your body begins to break down glycogen which
stores energy in your body into glucose which are cells use as fuel around 25%
of energy generated this way is used for your brain alone while the rest goes
some muscle tissue and red blood cells but after about six hours this method of
energy production halts as the glycogen stores deplete which can lead to the
notorious Hangry or hungry and angry feeling that many of us know too well at
this point your body at his estate called ketosis as it begins to fast or
starve because there’s very little glucose in your blood your body must
begin to break down fat for energy this fat is in turn broken down into fatty
acids however your brain can’t use long chain fatty acids which is a problem
because there’s no more glucose and the faster too large to cross the blood
brain barrier your brain changes modes and begins to use ketone bodies for
energy which are short-changing relatives of fatty acids this works for
the time being but ultimately only 75% of the brain’s energy requirements can
come from ketones it still needs glucose which means your cognitive functioning
becomes impaired now it’s important to mention that you don’t have to be
starving to be in ketosis many people enter this phase if they’re on a low
carb diet or professional athletes who use all their carbs for an extended
period of time like marathon runners will be in this state as well however
beyond 72 hours not only will your mood and energy suffer but your brain will
start to break down your body’s own protein the proteins release amino acids
which can be converted into glucose which is great news for your brain but
bad news for your body basically your body is cannibalizing itself by
destroying your muscle mass in women under nutrition often shut down
the menstrual cycle as the body tries to reduce energy expenditure bone density
diminishes and both men and women may experience loss of libido within a few
weeks the body’s immune system will be so we can without any vitamins or
minerals that many will die from disease otherwise it will continue to use up all
energy sources in till there was no glucose fat tissue or muscle man left
one of the more common causes of death is cardiac arrhythmia or heart attack
due to the tissue degradation in the heart diaphragm and body this is fairly
common in those suffering from anorexia of course the body experiences severe
organ failure all around starvation can lead to death in a short
as three weeks or up to seventy days as documented during the Irish hunger
strikes in 1981 though the duration of survival is greatly influenced by how
hydrated you are and the amount of fat reserves your body has which some ways
is incredible that the body can sustain for so long with no food and get
approximately seven hundred and ninety five million people around the world
have to deal with this reality the good news is that the seven richest countries
have pledged to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030
but we need to hold them accountable we’re working with an organization
called global citizen to do just that and here’s a really easy way that you
can help out to buy sharing this video and then heading to the global citizen
website forum here you’ll be adding her voice to an important educational
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100 thoughts on “What If You Stopped Eating?”

  1. 795 mill people that needs food… then they have 4 kids each cause it's poor country…. then they need food… ans so on and so on.

  2. If your a poor American it could happen to anyone unless you come here illegal then you get checks foodstamp and housing no question ask no paperwork and no fine print.

  3. so theoretically, if one were to starve themself for anywhere between 6-72 hr but made sure they ate something sugary afterward, they could avoid having their body break down muscle and the possibility of heart arrhythmia?

  4. Me? Oh I'm a expert my parents don't feed me. well you go insane and want to kill yourself next You See yourself get the rope and hang it on your ceiling fan

  5. Me: eats 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 things
    Also me:

  6. Why is there no Muslim in the comment sections so he could talk about ramadan a little bit?

  7. If you can survive 3 weeks without food then why in 60 seconds do the characters die without food in about 5 days

  8. *sees video*
    *sees another video related in the recommended for the next video*
    Me: ^cough cough^ Youtube Algorithm… ^chokes^

  9. Omg I’m so smart!

    If you stopped eating you die I knew that before I watched this how stupid can people be!!

  10. I'm just looking for ways to not starve I spent my money on bills this week and I forgot I need food yeah!!! Last year my weight was 206 and now I weigh 157 and it continues to go I kinda suck at life or well bills suck.

  11. It's all bullshit….facts figures and stats have been going on for decades and decades. There is a threshold wherein the body dies from starvation. Anything above that level sustains the body. The secret is to find out the level at which dropping below, kills the body.

  12. all the people here joking about starving so their period stops LMFAOO. i still have a period & ive struggled with anorexia on and off for 3 years.

  13. I starved myself for about one week and lost a decent amount of weight. Luckily I had enough weight at the time to not get heart problems.
    Anything is possible with a stomach bug!

  14. Fasting with black coffee, bone broth, tea, vinegar or lemon juice cocktails with electrolytes is actually good

  15. So if i will take Vitamins after 3 days the body will still born fat?(spironila for protian,b12,vI,d)

  16. Ketosis after 6 hours? Not really, if you exercise and deplete your glycogen with high intensity workout, maybe you'll need 12 to 24 hours. if you're inactive, you may need up to 72 hours just to ENTER ketosis. And fasting IMPROVES cognitive functions, attention span and general alertness. Otherwise, our ancestors would be killed in a matter of days!

  17. When he says it can shut down the menstrual cycle, he’s acting like that’s a bad thing lmao, I hate my period

  18. When i had anorexia the only thing that I did was to drink water and chew gum it tricks your mind.
    It is a horrible nightmare
    (Sorry for my bad English)

  19. Who said you couldn't drink water while not eating for 2-3 weeks, I'd think you'd live one more week longer

  20. I try not to eat for a weeks but the problem is that my recommendations is all about foods😂😂😂

  21. Ok, so one time, I was starving myself at school, and i was with a friend, and I was just digging through my and his backpack for food. My mind is like “EAT NOW”

  22. for some reason when i dont eat after like a day i become nauseated then i dont wanna eat so its like make up your mind body are hungry or not

  23. Any one know how not to eat but also not die and be ok like can I eat a few crackers and have that feed me enough to keep me alive as I just want to be thin not dead or at least not yet

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